A rollator is a frame that has four wheels, brakes, handlebars, and a seat that gives you support when walking.
The built-in seat allows you to sit and stop to rest when needed.
Unlike a walker that needs to be lifted continuously to step forward, the swivel wheels in a rollator allow you to move forward quickly. The included hand brakes will enable you to control your walking speed.
A rollator is also referred to as a rolling walker or a wheeled walker but not to be confused with a walker.
When to Use a Rollator?
A rollator is useful if you can walk but need a little help with support when walking. If you need rest and take a break often, the built-in seat comes in handy.
It helps you carry any necessities such as an oxygen tank or personal belongings by attaching a basket or a pouch.
Additionally, a rollator is also very useful if you have weak arms or grip. You need decent arm strength to be able to grab and lift a walker to step forward constantly.
If you have issues with balance and stability, you should not use a rollator and use a walker instead.